“Central to the purpose and pursuit of any academic community is academic integrity. All members of the Westminster community, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators, are expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity, in keeping with the philosophy and mission of the College.” [Westminster College Undergraduate Catalog, 2009-2010, p. 72-76.] In other words, as you learned in kindergarten, do your own work, keep your eyes on your own paper, and treat others as you’d like to be treated.

As per the portion of the College’s academic integrity policy cited above, (and described in full in the College catalog), violations of the expectation of academic integrity will be dealt with seriously. Any work deemed to be plagiarized will, at minimum, result in a grade of a zero for the assignment and potentially failure in the course. Similar consequences will flow from other violations of the expectation of complete academic integrity. Additionally, students should be aware that across the College and in this class, Internet based software operated by Turn-it-in.Com will be in use this term and for the foreseeable future. This software has been made available both to enable students to verify that their writing is plagiarism free and by faculty to check student work for originality. While Dr. Peled will not necessarily use Turn-it-in.com for all assignments, be aware that any and all assignments are eligible for such review.

Have a look at this link
a short piece about how the use of sparknotes and other "study aids" can short curcuit learning and get one busted for plagiarism